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Before taking apart the tablet, be sure to buy the replacement battery. You can find batteries online by searching, “Samsung Galaxy Tablet 4 10.1 battery.” The battery used in this guide is the 6800 mAh 3.7V.

Below is a link to purchase the recommended battery:

https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-GALAXY-Ta...

Insert the wedge of the nylon spudger and slide it between the front and back panels until the back comes off. Insert the wedge of the nylon spudger and slide it between the front and back panels until the back comes off.
  • Insert the wedge of the nylon spudger and slide it between the front and back panels until the back comes off.

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Peel off the green tape that covers the connectors for the three black strips.
  • Peel off the green tape that covers the connectors for the three black strips.

  • Use the tip of a spudger or your fingernail to flip up the small retaining flaps.

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Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver  screwdriver to remove the four 3.2mm  screws.
  • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver screwdriver to remove the four 3.2mm screws.

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Detach the red, blue, and black cables by prying up on the white connector from the motherboard.
  • Detach the red, blue, and black cables by prying up on the white connector from the motherboard.

  • If using fingers instead, pull evenly on the full width of the cable so the wires are not overly strained.

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Use the nylon spudger to remove the battery by prying up on the edges.
  • Use the nylon spudger to remove the battery by prying up on the edges.

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Once the battery is loose,  lift it out of the device.
  • Once the battery is loose, lift it out of the device.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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